Setup Yubico Authenticator Desktop on macOS

After installation, the Yubico Authenticator requires:

  • Permission to receive keystrokes from other applications


    MacOS: Give Permission to Receive Keystrokes

  • Permission to record your computer’s screen.


    MacOS: Give Permission to Record Screen

You can wait to do this until you need to use the Authenticator or apply these settings now.

Step 1:

Grant Yubico Authenticator permissions in the settings for your operating system.

When you start the Authenticator, the permission request popups are displayed.

  1. Click Open System Preferences.
  2. Click to unlock settings.
  3. Check the Authenticator box.
  4. Close the settings.
Step 2:

Apply the permissions, quit Yubico Authenticator application and restart it.


MacOS: Apply Permission

Step 3:Insert your YubiKey, at the prompt when Authenticator restarts.

To file a support ticket with Yubico, click Support.